Everyone is talking about how the Brett Favre trade will affect fantasy football this year. It's now been 11 days since the trade, and we can clearly see a change in the Jets players' average draft position (12-team leagues):
Thomas Jones and Jerricho Cotchery had been slightly increasing throughout the preseason, but the Favre trade clearly benefited them in the eyes of fantasy drafters.
Thomas Jones jumped up 10 spots and now commands a third-round pick.
Laveranues Coles moved up 9 spots to put him in the range of Hines Ward, Chris Chambers, and Lee Evans.
The real story though, is Jerricho Cotchery. Cotchery skyrocketed 23 draft positions (2 full rounds!) and is now slightly ahead of Coles. It now takes a sixth round pick for the Jets #2 receiver who had 1100 yards but only 2 TDs last year.
Last year, the Jets offense was 25th in the league while the Packers' was 4th. The Jets had a measly 15 passing TDs while Favre threw for almost twice that with 28 touchdowns.
From the sharp increases in average draft position, a lot of people are expecting the Jets offense to improve a lot this year. With one of the best quarterbacks of all-time at the helm, it's hard to argue otherwise. Just don't expect to get any of them at a discount in your drafts this year.
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